People are Trying to Steal Our Baby – Ese Oruru’s Parents
The storm surrounding Ese Oruru, the 14-year-old girl who was impregnated after being abducted and taken to Kano State by one Yunusa ‘Yello’ Dahiru, isn’t over as her parents have complained of repeated attempts to steal her child.
Six months after her rescue from Dahiru, Ese’s parents claim their child and grandchild aren’t safe following persistent threats by some people to the three-month-old baby girl.
“Towards the end of July, a man traced us from the court to the Police Officers’ Mess in Yenagoa (Bayelsa State capital). We later overheard him talking in Hausa language to someone on the telephone that he had located the place where Ese and her baby were staying,” Ese’s mother, Rose, told Punch.
“He said that they don’t want the baby to grow up with ‘these people,’ meaning us. My daughter ran to us when she heard that. I later sent my son to buy sachet water and he told us when he returned that he also saw the same man standing outside.
“I later saw this same man walking back and forth outside the officers’ mess, and he was still talking on the phone. His movements were suspicious. Since then, we have been living in fear.”
According to her, one of the men had been seen with Ese’s alleged abductor in the court premises, and they’d already gotten violent with one of her children.
“The men sounded like they were Hausas; they asked her if she was going to the house the ‘government had paid for them.’ I didn’t know how they knew that. Before my daughter could rush into a tricycle, these men forcefully took away some of her belongings and the food she was bringing for Ese and the baby.
“With this incident, I am afraid anything can happen, and I don’t want any of my daughters to be kidnapped again,” Ese’s father, Charles, complained, decrying the lack of adequate security for the family.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, said they “had not received any report of threat to the family” as at press time.
ENJOY FREE CONTENTS FROM US
IN YOUR EMAIL
Breaking News, Events, Music & More
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.